VML Callout Element

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Defines a callout for a shape.

The following attributes modify a callout.

Attribute Description
AccentBar Determines whether an accent bar will be used with the callout.
Angle Defines the angle that the callout makes with respect to the bounding box of the shape.
Distance Defines the drop distance of a callout.
Drop Determines where the drop of a callout will be placed.
DropAuto Determines whether the callout will have an automatic drop.
Ext Defines how a callout is processed.
Gap Defines the distance fo the callout from its bounding rectangle.
Length Defines the length of the callout.
LengthSpecified Determines whether the Length attribute will be used for the callout.
MinusX Determines whether the callout will flip along the x-axis.
MinusY Determines whether the callout will flip along the y-axis.
On Determines whether a shape is a callout.
TextBorder Determines whether a callout will have a text border.
Type Defines the type of callout.


This element must be defined within a Shape element.

The Callout element is a Microsoft Office Extension to VML.

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